From the unbreakable defense of the 5/6 Basketball  crew, to Varsity Squash pushing hard at the Nationals, to our Ski Race team with a definitive win, here’s this week’s  Falcon Report from Adam Marcia.

Varsity Hockey traveled to play Fairfield Country Day School yesterday. The team battled hard on the ice, but couldn’t quite outscore the opponent. Charlie’s physical play style helped the Falcons’ defense. Sam distributed and got two assists. Rob scored twice and Will once. It was a tough match for the Falcons, but they look forward to bringing the energy to their game at Millbrook. 

JV Hockey has been skating patiently for their next game. The team continues to work on drills that emphasize passing and puck control. Their training will pay off tomorrow when they play Rumsey at Hotchkiss. Come support the JV Hockey team tomorrow at 3:00pm.

Varsity Girls Basketball played away at Sherman School yesterday. The Falcons’ elite play-making was no match for their opponent. Esther and Juju opened up scoring opportunities with steals and solid defense. Ana and Imogen also stepped up on offense and got a few buckets. Shout out to Juju for keeping the team energized and fed. Come support the Varsity Girls Basketball at home tomorrow vs. Region 1. 

Varsity Boys Basketball has played a string of particularly tough opponents recently, and their game vs. Kent yesterday was no different.  IMS’ smaller stature allowed for quickness on both ends of the floor. Nosa, Jeremiah, and José each led the team in points and steals. Kent’s post game was tough to beat and their rebounding kept the game close. Varsity Boys Basketball looks to turn the tide next week at home vs. Housey’s JV team. 

JV Basketball played Mizzentop at home yesterday afternoon. IMS came out sharp in the first quarter and went up by double digits. Assertive rebounding kept the Falcon’s lead for the remainder of the game. Shout out to every player for scoring in the game! JV hoops has momentum, and they will bring the energy tomorrow vs. Rumsey Hall. Come support the team. 

5/6 Basketball played yesterday against a familiar opponent: Washington Montessori School. This match up always brings good basketball. At the half, the score was tied at 19-19. The Falcon’s created a stable 2-3 zone defense that was unbreakable in the second half, where they didn’t allow another point for the rest of the game. Miles, Jaxon, Luke, and Addie combined for 24 points. Shout out to Kaz for scoring his first bucket! IMS came home with a well-earned win. 

Varsity Squash traveled away to Ethel Walker School to play them and Rectory. Dailyn and Santi played numerous long rallies and won their respective matches. Pippa played especially well against Rectory. Fritz and Oliver each took one for the team in this match. Congratulations to Varsity Squash for their efforts this past weekend at Nationals and the big win yesterday.

JV Squash has continuously been sharpening their form and working on ball placement in practice. They will up the training tomorrow afternoon when they scrimmage at Hotchkiss. 

Ski Racing turned in some fast slalom runs yesterday at Mohawk. The Falcons raced against opposing schools Dutchess Day, Housey, and Rumsey. Wynn and Porter took the top two spots, and Jack, Pearse, Rose, Brooker, Audry, and Clarisse all finished in the top 10. Shout out to Julia for racing for the first time and finished 33rd out of 60 racers. This was another definitive win for the IMS Ski racing team. They look forward to racing again next Friday at Catamount. 

Swimming competed at Shepaug yesterday afternoon. Claire stepped up big to swim the 100 IM and 50 fly. Niamh persevered when her goggles fell off at the start and she still managed to finish her 50 butterfly. It was Silas’ second meet and he swam incredibly well in all four of his events. Paul, too, swam his 100 free with style. The girls tied 62-62 and the boys fell short by only 9 points. Wish the IMS swim team luck this weekend as they head to States.

Go Falcons!